Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Why we do the things we do
Steven Schlozman M.D.
Who would have thought that clichés held such promise during these uncertain times?
"Mad Men" is getting me through this pandemic. Here's why.
My Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl bound. Why does it matter (at all)?
With all of the awfulness, we forget straightforward ways to feel better.
The flu can attack your psyche with impressive virulence.
Horror films don't always mix well with psychiatry. They can be stigmatizing and off-putting, but some films get it right. Here are six of those films for Halloween.
No wonder we feel uneasy.
A thousand dollars for the iPhone? Pretty soon we're talking real money. What's a parent to do?
Why is still okay to tease "the fat kid?"
"Will I ever stop worrying," I asked my Aunt Mary.
"Now that you're dad...not really," she answered. "That's the way it works."
Why do you think we call first love a crush?
What to Think About As You Turn On The Walking Dead Tomorrow
The free-form, all by yourself, made up world of the little kid is super-important and increasingly ignored.
How do we plan to explain the current political climate to our kids?
What could possibly be the enduring appeal of "Full House?"
The winter holidays are descending and it fills many of us with dread. Want to know a secret? Giving feels better than receiving. It's not just a cliche—it's science.
Why Baseball is Magic in the Low Light of October
Can we still give our kids dating advice if none of our kids are dating?
Depression and even suicidal behavior increase in spring. But why?
Our politicians sound like schoolchildren in the absence of the principal’s office.
How scary is too scary during the Halloween fright season?
Five Questions for Season Five of The Walking Dead
The disease, which we have personified, becomes the person himself, and the person therefore loses his personhood.
Maybe the Black Box Warning for Antidepressants Needs a Black Box Warning
Her job, after all, was to be my mom. It didn't make sense to me for there to be day where we rewarded her for being good at what she already was supposed to be good at.
Divergent diverges little from the trials of adolescence. And that's why it works.
Lots of Good Stuff to Watch with the Kids
This time of year, the days are short, the nights are long, the sunlight is fleeting, and for many of us, our moods plummet.
A pet is such a gift, and the chance to experience the range of emotions that a pet allows is unique and special.
Deciding what to do with a zombie is harder than you think...and neuroscience makes things even more confusing
Steven Schlozman, M.D., is an associate director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry for Harvard Medical School.
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